,,,,,, hi, i'm jon secada. did you know that chronic hepatitis c affects approximately one million hispanic americans? i'm visiting my father today, who is part of that statistic. and while not every story is the same, i'd like to tell you his. such a proud man, old fashioned, the "provider," hard working man, stay strong, be silent. but this disease is just as silent. he lived with it for at least 20 years and never mentioned how sick he was getting. never talked over any of the options with his doctor. if i'd known more about chronic hepatitis c, i could have encouraged him to take action sooner. then maybe i'd be visiting him at home, instead of here. if you still think there's strength in silence, think again.